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Get Out director Jordan Peele reveals details of his new film

Peele tweeted a teaser poster for the film, which describes it as a "new nightmare" from the director.

Peele enjoyed enormous critical and commercial success with 2017's Get Out, the horror film that saw him become the first black screenwriter to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The writer-director, who picked up the original screenplay Oscar earlier this year, is now executive producing TV show The Last OG and will also produce the upcoming television remake of The Twilight Zone.

But there's more. Variety reports Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to star in the film with Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Winston Duke (Black Panther) is in line for another lead role. Us will be the debut project to come of Peele's first-look deal with Universal Studios, which distributed Get Out past year.

In addition to writing and directing, Peele will also produce the movie for his own Monkeypaw Productions alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Sean McKittrick. Titled Us, the art features two human heads facing away from each other with the tagline, "A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award victor Jordan Peele"; a release date of March 2019 is also on the poster.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.



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